The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Charles L. Bilionis, 87
Born: Friday, June 03, 1927
Died: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patricia Truesdell, 81
Born: Tuesday, August 08, 1933
Died: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Raymond Dunham, 88
Born: Tuesday, July 06, 1926
Died: Monday, May 18, 2015

Glenda Avah Marie Wilson, 6
Born: Monday, June 30, 2008
Died: Monday, May 18, 2015

Gary Wright, 62
Born: Monday, March 02, 1953
Died: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

May 26Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jun 012016 Calendar Contest
Jun 02Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 02 - Jun 02Woody Plant Identification
Jun 03June Public Tram Tour
Jun 06Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 066th Annual National Heritage Fire Muster
Jun 07Winton Place Youth Center 5K
Jun 09Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 12 - Jun 146th OVI Civil War Encampment